STANLEY boss Jon Coleman believes Tuesday night’s 4-1 victory at Fleetwood was down in part to a dedicated finishing training session the day before.

The Reds put a much-changed Fleetwood side to the sword to top their Papa John’s Trophy group and progress to Saturday’s second-round draw.

And the boss believes the Accrington goals - two of which were stunning efforts from Harry Pell and Ethan Hamilton - were a result of that pre-match shooting session.

Coleman told the club’s YouTube channel: “We put on a shooting and finishing session on Monday and we all put our input in.

They were split into three groups of 10 and we worked on some drills and Tommy Leigh’s goal was a carbon-copy of one of mine so that was pleasing.

“But the first two were fantastic from Pelly and Ethan.

“I don’t think in my life I have seen two goals as good as our first two live in the same game.

“I may be going back to Steven Gerrard scoring two in the FA Cup final against West Ham for Liverpool in Cardiff.

“Tuesday’s strikes were two outstanding goals and we know Pelly has that in his locker.

“We have been frustrated that when he has got in those positions previously he has turned back inside and not had a shot but he has prmised not to do that again.

“I think he is that far out that the defender can be forgiven for letting him have a shot.

“When you hit them like that we used to say they don’t come back.

“When you think that was good then Ethan pops up and scores another like it.

“He was outstanding on the day and covered every blade of grass, brilliant defensively and offensively.”

While Coleman was naturally bdelighted with his side’s finishing on the night, he felt the overall display was good ahead of this weekend’s League One clash with high-flying Plymouth Argyle.

And he was pleased to progress in the Trophy.

He added: “I thought we played well.

“Obviously they had a much-changed side, but I thought it was a good game and a very entertaining one.

“Both teams made chances and played some good football.

“The pressure was off with both teams through and I think that showed.”